The Most Important Thing For Beginner Pitchers

Got a question from reader Rob whose daughter is a beginner pitcher. He wanted to know: what is the single most important thing for them to focus on at the beginning of the learning process?

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How to Incorporate Power Drills

Today’s video answers a question from reader Shelley about how and when to incorporate power drills into pitching practice.

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Core Exercises for Hitting and Pitching (and why you still drag your back foot)

In this week’s video I show you three core exercises to improve hitting and pitching that you can perform almost anywhere as long as you have an exercise band. The exercises in this video are designed to improve rotational power for swinging AND pitching. In the video I demonstrate how the ability to rotate might be THE critical capacity for pitchers who want to achieve maximal velocity and command.

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Reader question: I’ve never pitched, but my team needs help!

My season starts in a few days and I need to learn to pitch fast. What can I do?

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Drive Foot Direction

This week’s video answers a reader’s question about the direction of the foot during the drive through as it relates to hip position.

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Movement Pitches with Purpose

Optimize your off-season movement pitch practice! More in the video.

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Preseason Speed, Strength and Conditioning Program

In this week’s post and video, I lay out a preseason fitness program for athletes who need to get in shape FAST for the upcoming season. If you haven’t made it to the gym much this off season, or you’ve been playing another sport, you still have time to get in shape for the spring.

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How Tape Can Help You Practice Pitching

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Pittsburgh just got its first snow of the year! Unless you’re in a warm place, you’re probably stuck in a gym for at least 2-3 more months. There aren’t many advantages to pitching on a gym floor, but there is one: TAPE! Today you’re going to learn how some strategically placed tape strips can aid your pitching practice.

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Practice with Purpose

Today’s video continues with the theme of making the most of your off-season!

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Winter Practice Tips: Spins and Other Resources

“How much should my daughter be practicing?” and “what should we be working on?” are two of my most consistently frequently asked questions, both from readers writing in and from my own students. Since the off-season is the time when people seem to be the most unsure, here is a list of resources you can use as a training guide!

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